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Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market © Daniel Schwen
Pike Place Market © Daniel Schwen

The busting Pike Place Farmers Market in downtown Seattle has provided the local people with producer-priced goods for decades. Today, more than 100 farmers and fishmongers continue the tradition, with a focus on local and organic food. They're joined by more than 150 local craftsmen and artists, along with street performers, dozens of restaurants and numerous speciality shops. Interestingly, the world's first Starbucks coffee shop opened here in 1971, and is still brewing up its famous beverage on the original site. At the north end of the market, Victor Steinbrueck Park provides a popular grassy place to lounge in the sun. Events are hosted at the market, such as the May Flower Fest Market and Sunset Supper at the Market.

Address: First Avenue, between Pike and Pine Streets

Website: www.pikeplacemarket.org

Telephone: (206) 682 7453

Opening times: Open daily. Hours vary for different businesses, and Sundays are voluntary opening days so some shops may be closed.

Admission: Free